Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My name is Southerninspiration...

and I'm a bloggy dropout.  Where did the time go? How has it been so long since I've posted on my blog?
Oh, dear, is anyone still reading this???

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A giveaway to tell you about!!

Are you aware of Plate and Pattern??  It's a blog written by our lovely design team for Willow House.   Do they promote our Willow House products?? You BETCHA!! But do they also give you a behind the scenes look into product design, product and catalog development, and great design ideas?? You BETCHA!! AND,
what you might not know is that EVERY Tuesday is Prop Closet Giveaway day over there at Plate and Pattern.

For instance TODAY, they are giving away a set of (three) Trilogy Mirrors...have you seen them??
Here they are:

Aren't they gorgeous??

Use them in a bookcase or shelf!

Just yesterday Plate and Pattern told us how to recreate this look! check it out!

And ALL YOU HAVE TO DO, is go on over to Plate and Pattern and leave a comment about how you would use them if you are chosen the winner!!  How simple is that?? NOW go on over and tell them I sent you and leave a comment.  Tomorrow, I'll let you know the winner or you can check on their Facebook page if you are on Facebook.........I would LOVE for one of my readers to fact, if one of my readers wins, then I WILL DO A GIVEAWAY on about that?  That would be SO COOL!! So go on over and help us ALL out! Have a great Prop Closet Tuesday!!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Have I mentioned???

That my son got engaged in October?? So the wedding will be next June!  It's going to be a big year!  He and his fiancee have been dating all thru college and they both graduate this December.  We are so proud of them and look forward to their future together!  He is waiting to get accepted to Vet School and she is a linguistics major.  We anticipate such great things for them!

And did I mention that  the grandbaby is going to be a big sister??  They just found out yesterday that this baby is another girl!  We will be IN  THE PINK!
What a big year 2012 will be for us!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Some linkies.....

Y'all, I have just been swamped.  I have not blogged.  I have been so crazy busy and then I took two glorious days to do NOTHING and be with my daughter.  Home, doing little, just being and resting.  It was so good to have her home, and enjoy seeing her with her boyfriend, just relaxing, and being family.  I had a really busy week last week getting set up for my Willow House Annual Open House and Sample Sale, and then hosting it on Thursday.  We had a GREAT day.  Then on Friday, I packed up my things and set up at a local country club holiday market.  Then came HOME......I was really tired and so glad to have a family weekend of simply being.  I am so thankful for my home and for my family.   So here we are on Monday, and I've got catching up to do for all the time I spent getting my house ready, visiting with great customers and friends.  Now I've got to finalize by wrapping up everything and putting away all the things that didn't sell......if you are interested in what I have left, let me know and I can send you the list.

So I thought I'd share a few linkies with you today that I found so helpful!  I don't know about you, but table setting isn't always easy.  It's hard to remember where to place the fork, the water goblet, the wine glass, etc.  So I rejoiced today when I saw that House of Fifty has a perfect diagram to download and never have to doubt again if you've done it correctly!! How about that???  i LOVE it!

And Layla, over at The Lettered Cottage, has a preview of what's to come for the holidays, with a list of bloggy holiday decorating parties that they are sponsoring when you have a minute to be inspired.  Yes, I realize that blog reading may only come in this link will be helpful in seeing the big picture and honing in on just what you want to read.  Be inspired.

And lastly, for some good bargain hunting, and online shopping, head on over to my website, and check out the Weekly Deals for Willow House.  These deals will run from Monday to Sunday at midnight, or until they are sold out.  There are some GREAT buys, so you'll want to check them out....

Let me know if I can answer any questions for you about any of the products.  Thanks, and happy Monday!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Willow House Wednesday!!

I suppose many people consider this the start of the Holidays, since we're into November.   I am not one to pass over Thanksgiving, because I really love the season before Thanksgiving.  But since I am also in retail sales, direct sales with Willow House, I also have to keep a step ahead of my customer's needs and think like a retailer, no matter how difficult that is!

Sooooooo, I want you all to know about all the bargains that are available thru Willow House right now. Seriously, even if I were not the business owner, and I ran across this sale, this is something I would want you to know about!!! Willow House is running a November Gift Giving Sale, and prices start as low as $3.96!  There is a section of gifts under $10, under $20, and under $30.  A few other things are beyond that, too.  We're talking some items are up to 75% off!   There are number of things that will sell out, so I urge you to shop soon, because I want you to be able to get the things you want!
One more thing, before I finish, is that Willow House also runs a series of Weekly Deals from Monday to Monday from the eOutlet sales.  They are even further reduced.  So, I would highly recommend to you to look at BOTH.  Go to my website

The PDF file for the November Sale can be found here:

The Weekly Deals can be found here:

Let me know if you like hearing about WH news and sales, and I can add you to my monthly newsletter, also.  Thanks, friends!